ORUA specialises in Operations Research and Analytics to provide advanced, data-driven tools for decision makers.

O(perations) R(esearch) U(nion) A(nalytics) is a research group at the University of Auckland that investigates Operations Research and Analytics methods and utilises them to improve a wide variety of systems.

We work with engineering, mathematics, statistics, computer science and management science to provide system modelling.

INSPIRING CASE STUDIES

Water

ORUA helps water utilities such as Thames Water create robust water resource management plans

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Construction

Hawkins works with ORUA to simulate piling operations for construction management

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Government

Central government and regional health organisations have evaluated health initiatives using ORUA’s data analytics

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Energy

The Geothermal Modelling Group works with organisations globally to optimise the use of geothermal resources

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Health

Auckland City and North Shore Hospitals partner with ORUA to streamline treatment delivery

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Health

Hospitals in Auckland and Ningbo use ORUA’s algorithms to help more patients get the surgery they need

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CAPABILITY

ORUA is a standalone research group currently consists of 2 academics, 8 PhD students, and 6 or more Honours Year students each year. ORUA has its own test and development cloud computing environment.

ORUA sits within the University of Auckland Department of Engineering Science which is part of the Faculty of Engineering. ORUA has active collaborations with other departments at the University of Auckland including the Geothermal Modelling Group, Statistics (Faculty of Science),
Civil Engineering, and Information Systems and Operations Management (Business School).

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT THEMES

ORUA’s research into OR and Analytics provides intelligence in many
application areas including:

HEALTH | LOGISTICS | CONSTRUCTION
INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING | COMPUTING
FINANCE | GOVERNMENT